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Barrow Blueway

Kildare County Council in conjunction with Laois County Council and Waterways Ireland are excited to announce the commencement of works to the proposed Barrow Blueway which will run from Lowtown in Kildare, through the towns of Rathangan, Monasterevin, Vicarstown to Athy.

​The planned upgrade is to provide a multi-use shared leisure route connecting Lowtown to Athy in County Kildare, a distance of 46km of off-road, flat, accessible, public space. The trail will pass through the towns of Rathangan, Monasterevin, Vicarstown and Athy.

This top tourist attraction is due to be completed in late 2024 and will not only offer a huge economic boost, positively influencing economic growth opportunities, it will also increase that sense of community, create exciting opportunities for both recreation and ways to experience many of the community's interesting places from new perspectives.   

Project updates are provided by Kildare County Council as works to the proposed Barrow Blueway progress. 

Visit here for more information.

This project is funded by the Government of Ireland under Project Ireland 2040.

The Barrow Blueway Economic Plan

To view the Barrow Blueway Economic Plan, click here.


Blueways are recreational outdoor activity trails centred on the scenic environs of the waterways of Ireland. They offer a range of activities, both on and alongside the water with cycling and walking complementing the paddling trails. They offer experiences that are safe and accessible to all.

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